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osOpinion: Milestones on the Path to World Domination

Jan 12, 2000, 06:48 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gareth Barnard)

[ Thanks to Kelly McNeill for this link. ]

"I can do better than that. My predictions will be specific, without any mealy-mouthed mumbling. I shall predict the future of the IT world not just for 2000, but for the entire millennium! Bear in mind that these predictions should be taken with a shakerful of salt. Of course, if any of them come true . . . well, you will witness crowing and posturing such as has never been seen since Mohammed Ali won the world heavyweight championship...."

"Feb 29, 2000: Beijing again condemns Win2k as a tool of imperialist war-mongers and their running dogs. A huge poster in Tienanmen[sic] Square says, "Microsoft is a Paper Tiger! Linux is the Proletariat's Operating System!..."

"Oct 30, 2000: ESR receives an e-mail from a Microsoftie who states that he worked on the Win2k kernel code, and says half of it was lifted from *BSD. Eric posts it at opensource.org, dubbing it "Halloween VI."

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